Driving home a lesson

Residential construction students at Belmont secondary get a taste of real-world building

Belmont secondary Grade 12 student Brenan McEwen works on a garden shed project as part of the school's residential construction class.

Belmont secondary students build garden sheds as part of the school’s residential construction class.

Teacher Jason Leslie has worked to mimic, on a smaller scale, the steps used to build a full-sized home, as a way of teaching students basic construction skills.

The garden sheds are popular but only a limited number are available each year, since students get busy with other projects. A few of this year’s models already spoken for.